Wednesday, May 22, 2013


  1. I don't remember ever hearing of Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight before in my life...and I live within 20 miles of them. Thus, when this whole story broke, it took me a good 24 hours to understand who these people were, what had happened to them, and why this was such an incredibly big deal. You can't imagine my confusion.

  2. With huge apologies to my nephew Mark, until a year or two ago, I wasn't quite sure who the band Oasis was, and I couldn't have identified a single song by them. Mark is their biggest fan. I don't understand how their existence passed me by, but it did. They're apparently quite good. Sorry, Mark.

  3. I don't dislike the New York Yankees nearly as much as I dislike the Boston Red Sox. Sorry, fellow Cleveland sports fans. I realize this violates some sort of code, but there you have it. Let it be said, though, that my intense dislike for the Pittsburgh Steelers trumps them both, for what that's worth.

  4. I like raisins and prunes. A lot. Even more than, say, ice cream. I know this makes me a freak. I know this makes some people almost angry at me. But again, there you have it. I'm not changing. (And for the record, I think the Sun Maid girl in the little bonnet is pretty hot.)

  5. Speaking of hot, if I had to pick another male on this planet that I could look like, I'm still going with George Clooney. I know he's not the Hot Guy du Jour, but I think he's a darn good-looking dude. In, um, a strictly platonic way, of course.


  1. 1st Confessor: Giving you the benefit of the doubt and hope you are fairly young or live in a vacuum where you don't watch the news or read it to have NEVER heard about these women some time over the last 10 years is very difficult to understand. On the other hand, it doesn't matter if they were missing 1 day or 10 years, the MIRACLE is they were rescued and Clevelanders NEVER forgot them!

  2. I'm 43 and literally read a newspaper every day. That's why I can't figure out how this all passed me by. I'm sure I knew OF them but just forgot their names...or else my brain is deteriorating far faster than I had hoped!